Chief Judge Stoney L. Hiljus


Appointed on April 9, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul – Juris Doctor 1995, Dean’s Honor Roll

Minnesota State University, Mankato – Bachelor of Science 1992, Magna Cum Laude 


City of Coon Rapids, City Attorney, 2007-2012

City of Cambridge, City Administrator, 2003-2007

Isanti County Attorney’s Office, Chief Deputy, 1997-2003

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Legal Services Director, 1995-1997

The Honorable James R. Clifford, Law Clerk, 1995

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota District Judge’s Association

International Municipal Attorney’s Association

National District Attorney’s Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota County Attorney’s Association

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association